I pull my hand cart half a mile up to a local park. It is loaded with paraphenalia for the day: a folding, canvas camp chair to sit in (when I am not jumping up to get a signature); my lunch box; my New Testament to read (if I get bored and have time–hasn’t happened!); a clip board or two with petitions; sun block and a sun parasol; rain umbrella and rain coat (never can tell what is going to happen with the weather, right?). Thus I am ready to hang out for hours:
As people approach on the pathway, (I am standing to the side, out of their way) I ask, “Would you like to sign a petition that gives parents rights in the school they don’t currently have? This petition guarantees that parents have the right to see the new sex ed curriculum and opt out if they don’t want their children taught material they think is inappropriate.” If they are willing to stop and listen, I explain, this is not just about anatomy and how babies are born, how not to get pregnant: which is what you would EXPECT of a sex ed curriculum. No, the operative word here is “COMPREHENSIVE” which means teaching children how to sexually arouse themselves from Kindergarten up; teaching 12 year olds how to have homosexual sex and teaching Kindergarteners and up that “You might be a boy on the outside, but you MIGHT be a GIRL on the inside, so try on this frilly dress and see how it makes you feel.”
If people show reluctance to listen or to sign, I don’t pressure at all, I just say, “Ok, thank you” and smile. Also, as people approach, I try to keep that friendly smile on my face and comment on a cute baby or child or dog: anything to establish a context for a friendly chat, from which I can launch into my spiel. So far, since the May Right To Work Rally (where I filled up one petition) I have collected about 172 signatures at my local park. Of that number. about 20 of those were gathered from the housing complex I live in, but I was threatened with eviction, and so I had to stop. But God has opened a window where the door was slammed: my nephew invited me to post a blog on his website: www.conspiracycollege.com My byline is “Narnia Girl”.
I am emailing him my blog tonight. It is about what I have learned “on the ground” as I have asked for signatures. I hope it will encourage everyone in this fight and add to everyone’s ‘spiel’ in getting signatures. Hopefully, it will be downloaded quickly and I sure hope my comments are shared and go viral. Greater is He that is in us, than he that is in the world! God bless you all.